Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Today is my first Mother's Day as a mom. It's kind of bitter-sweet. I have my darling baby here with me and she is my heart. And I know B is also thinking about Macy today. I wanted to see B or send her flowers or something, but due to circumstances regarding a slight legal problem it just isn't possible.

Also weighing heavy on my heart is thoughts of infertility. I can very clearly remember those raw feelings of the hurt associated with today when all you want is to be a mom. Any of my (few) readers that are walking through the pain of infertility, my thoughts are with you.

As for my Mother's Day, hubby bought me a beautiful calla lilly plant and amethyst earrings--Macy's birthstone. Here is a pic of me and Miss Macy from today.

And a pic of Macy, me, my mom, and my grandma. 4 generations.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Wow, it's been over a month since Macy was born. We've been in baby-land for a while now and I'm loving every minute of it. Here are some long over-due pictures of my sweet girl.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Macy Addison

She's here!

Macy arrived Sunday, 2-28 at 3:08 am. She's 7lbs 13oz and 19 and 1/2 inches long.

She's absolutely perfect and we are so happy. We're home, all doing well, and adjusting.

I'll post some pics later.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Things are still going well. B has another dr appt this Thursday and they are also going to do an ultrasound to check position, growth, and fluid level.
The bags are packed and in the car along with the car seat. We are ready. I keep feeling like there is more to do here at home, I want the house spotless so when we bring the baby home I don't have to do anything but love on her.
We are having a hard time deciding on baby names. I want a strong name but something not too popular. I just haven't found the perfect name yet. I hope when we see and hold her the perfect name will just come to us, but I think I might be being a bit unrealistic.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Love Challenge

Julia over at Sweet As Punkin Pie is doing a Love Challenge. What marriage couldn't use a little more love and maybe romance? I"ve joined up and I hope you will too!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nursery Pics

B is 36 weeks today. We saw the new OB last Thursday and she loved him, we both did! He has given us an induction date of March 8th. Her due date is the 4th but she wants to try to make her 1 year mark at work so that she will get a week paid vacation. So if baby girl is ok with it she will be delivered the 8th. Here are some pics of the nursery.

This is the cradle we bought, it was our first baby purchase back in August.

Her dresser. This is an antique piece my mom had in storage and I restored it last September.

A picture of the room from the doorway.

The moses basket Mark bought for my shower. The lining is more of a mint green than it shows in the picture.

Her butterflies.

Car seat and stroller combo. Graco Quattro Travel System with SnugRide32 in Deco pattern.

Her bouncy seat.

This is the pack n' play in our bedroom with the bassinet on top. Right now it's the holding area for stuff to take to the hospital--our bag, baby's bag, and a gift for B. Oh, and Mark's cigars.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

34 weeks

B is officially 34 weeks today since the ultrasound moved the due date up to March 4th. She has 2 doctor's appointments this coming week, I don't really get the point of the visit on Tuesday but Thursday is with the OB. She will be 35 weeks then. We are really getting close now and it's wonderful and scary at the same time. B has decided to have the baby room-in with her for the 24hrs she's in the hospital and she wants Mark and I there as well. I wasn't expecting that but I understand. She needs to get to know her daughter a little before saying goodbye. She also said she wants the memories of seeing the baby being cared for and loved by us. I kept looking for the perfect gift to give her in the hospital and then decided on a digital camera. She's mentioned how she would love to be able to get pictures of her kids and how she's missing moments in their lives. So a camera seemed to fit. Nothing extravagant, just a simple camera.

We've got the baby's bag packed and most of our things gathered up to be packed. This Saturday is supposed to be pretty so I'm hoping to get the porches cleaned off and the Christmas lights down.

And on a different note, today makes 7 years since my first nephew Jacob was born still. I miss him and think about him every day.